HR Assistant at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

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  • Abuja, FCT, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) View on Map
  • Post Date : May 4, 2021
  • Apply Before : May 14, 2021
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  • Job ID 4649
  • Experience 2 Years
  • Gender Male or Famele
  • Qualifications NCE/OND/Diploma

Job Description

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an international, private, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization. Our organization offers assistance to populations in distress, victims of natural or man-made disasters, to victims of armed conflict, without discrimination irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political affiliation. We have been working in Nigeria since February 1996. A Memorandum of Understanding between Medecins Sans Frontieres and the Federal Government of Nigeria facilitates this. We are at present co-operating with the Federal Ministry of Health, State and Local Government departments of health on various health projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: HR Assistant

Location: Abuja (FCT)

Job Details

  • Execute administrative, HR and legal related tasks to support the Personnel Administration Manager following MSF standards and procedures, in order to ensure legal compliance and to realize the HR capacity required to achieve set objectives.


  • Under supervision of the PAM managing personal files in order to ensure accuracy, compliance and on-time payments.
  • Updating the HR database and personal files to facilitate HR processes management.
  • Updating Social security Tax office files in order to meet legal requirements including specific amendments when necessary in order to ensure local labor and fiscal law compliance
  • Preparing employment contracts in conformity with legal requirements including specific amendments when necessary in order to ensure local labor and fiscal law compliance.
  • Preparing monthly pay slips for all staff, editing and updating the necessary data, in order to ensure the punctuality and accuracy of staff payroll.
  • Following up of all expiring National Staff definite contract dates and inform the Personnel Administration Manager in order to leave enough time to arrange a renewal or look for some other alternative
  • Making all administrative information available to the staff (posting, meetings, etc.), supporting the Project HR Manager in translating documents into local language and assisting in meetings upon request.
  • Additional HR/ Admin tasks delegated by the PAM.

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

  • Supervision and management of domestic staff (cooks, cleaners & Nanny) at Coordination (offices and houses).
  • Manages leave of absences ensures replacements.
  • Prepares evaluations and follows up on performance.
  • Management of household items and office supplies (including drinking water, coffee, tea) in liaison with Logistics department, arranging of expat food & meals (quantifies and quality), ensures cleaning material and household items are maintained at required levels.
  • Ensures and monitors office and houses are clean (monitoring of laundry at expat houses is included)
  • Reports maintenance needs to relevant department/people.


  • Responsible for personnel file archives
  • Responsible for recruitment file archives
  • Recruitments
  • Support the recruitment process with posting and dissemination of vacancy announcements

Personnel Information and Contracts
Personnel Information:

  • Maintenance of MSF Homere staff database;
  • Maintenance of employee files (hard copies and electronic).
  • Execute contract related activities (file opening and formal documentation archiving, personal data updating, amendments, termination dates, filing etc.) ensuring legal compliancy and MSF norms and standards.
  • Printing of Staff Identification cards;
  • Updates the NHF Passbooks for Staff in Coordination.
  • Support projects with respect to HOMERE and other administrative queries.


  • Enter all new hires in Homere
  • Prepare employment contracts
  • Monitor end of contract dates, change of contracts, special payments, allowances
  • Generate payslips

Requirements (Qualifications)


  • Desirable finance, business or administration related diploma


  • Essential previous working experience of at least two years in relevant jobs.
  • Desirable previous experience with MSF or other NGOs in developing countries


  • Very good command of English language essential; Local language desirable


  • Essential Computer Literacy (MS Word, Excel, Internet)


  • Result and Quality Orientation – L2
  • Teamwork and cooperation – L2
  • Behavioural Flexibility – L2
  • Results and Quality Orientation – L2
  • Commitment to MSF Principles – L2

Compensation and Benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Ensure documentation is complete for subscription for medical insurance coverage;
  • Follow up with Coordination and projects that documentation has been received for additions to medical insurance.
  • Circulate a beneficiary list of the insurance company to Coordination and projects to ensure lists are accurate and updated.
  • Leaves (sick or annual)
  • For coordination, verify supporting documentation is compliant and follow up where needed.
  • Support onboarding of new staff during briefings (i.e.: social benefits)
  • Flexibility in undertaking assigned tasks, due to the changing nature of MSF operations.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Notice / Important Information

  • Only successful applicants will be called for an interview.
  • Please make sure to submit your application on or before this date.
  • No monetary transactions, neither demands of favours in kind, nor other types of favouritism will be tolerated in the recruitment process.
  • MSF reserves the right to refuse to hire a candidate having benefitted from such acts. All illicit demands of these types may be pursued through the judicial system.
  • MSF is an equal opportunity employer and doesn’t discriminate on the basis of Gender, Religion, Race.

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